A 2D echocardiogram is a diagnostic test that provides excellent and clear images of the heart, the paracardiac structures and the vessels in the heart. It is a non-invasive technique that uses sonar waves in order to pass through the skin, reach the internal organs and form clear images.
Also known as the Doppler ultrasound of the heart, the 2D echo test can be used in conjunction with stress tests, in order to assess the proper functioning of the heart.
Benefits of a 2D echo test
What happens during a 2D echo test?
It is a quick and painless procedure and usually takes less than an hour to be completed. Here's what happens during a 2D echo test:
A doctor or cardiologist will then examine these reports in order to detect any abnormalities in the functioning of your heart.
Preparations for a 2D echo
Your doctor will ask you to refrain from eating for a few hours before a 2D echo.
Ask your doctor beforehand if the 2D echo is to be conducted in conjunction with a TMT (Treadmill Test). If so, make sure you carry a pair of comfortable running shoes with you.
At Apollo Clinic, we realise the importance of diagnostic and monitoring tests, along with the mental stress that the patient goes through before and during such tests.
Keeping this in mind, we have designed the most comfortable, advanced, best-in-class infrastructure and machinery, along with the most experienced, warm and trained professionals in order to make the process easier, quick and more result-oriented for all our patients.